Weigh In Wednesday

blue tape measuring on clear glass square weighing scale

Now we come down to the brass tacks. Weight loss. I’m 5’0″ with about 40 lbs to lose, and I must hold myself accountable. Just looking at those numbers is incredibly demoralizing, but it’s also almost a relief to actually write it down.

How did I get here? I ate too much and stopped exercising enough. It really is that simple. I can go into all the reasons behind those (working late hours, a lot of work travel, and living by myself really got me off my good habits I used to have), but the reality is that plenty of people (including people I know here in DC) have those same obstacles but manage to maintain a healthy weight. And this isn’t who I want to be. I feel sluggish, I don’t recognize my body or face anymore, and I feel like the opposite of the confident, professional woman I want to be.

So here goes. My first official weigh-in for the blog: 174 lbs.


That’s probably a little inflated from all the stress eating of election night, but it is what it is.

So what is my plan? It’s pretty simple – have a calorie deficit every day. There’s of course other goals I have that will help with those – eat healthier, work out more, but really when you come down to it, I need to have at least a 500 calorie deficit per day if I want to lose a pound per week.

My process goals will be:

  • Track intake on MyFitnessPal, and aim for about 1400 calories per day (or less if needed to get to my 500 calorie deficit).
  • Complete the rings on my Apple Watch every day to ensure I’m moving enough. Get a really good streak going. I was a little unsure about wearing my watch to work since it’s so sporty-looking, but I did get this nicer looking watch band on Amazon, which I think makes it professional enough to take to work.

So there we go. That’s my simple (but not necessarily easy) plan. I’m counting on this blog to keep me accountable! Check in next Wednesday to see my first week’s progress.

Do you have any health goals you’re currently working on?

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